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Olympics:

Frenzel to start Nordic combined large hill

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Germany’s gold medal winner Eric Frenzel, right, and Japan’s silver medal winner Akito Watabe ski during the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Normal hill gold medal winner Eric Frenzel of Germany will start Tuesday's Nordic combined large hill final despite a virus.

German Olympic team spokesman Christian Klaue tells The Associated Press that the 25-year-old Frenzel was still not 100 percent but would attempt to finish the ski jumping component and the following 10-kilometer cross-country race.

On Monday, team officials had warned that he was only "50-50" for the final and had a high temperature.

Frenzel could also still compete in Thursday's team event. He was a member of the bronze medal-winning German team in Vancouver four years ago that finished behind gold medalists Austria and second-place the United States.

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